• Ballard Films to Screen at International Festival


    Two productions by nine students in the Ballard High School Digital Filmmaking Program have been chosen for screening this weekend at CineYouth – the Chicago International Film Festival’s showcase for shorts by filmmakers 22 and younger from around the world.

    Both are music videos. Voices (by Jonathan Bowers, Aurore Bouriot, Brian Cropp, and Jake Rehfeldt) depicts a high school student hemmed in on all sides by conformity. Big Coat (by Jaya Flanary, Duncan Gowdy, and Leo Pfeifer) charts the changes brought about by the presence – and absence – of romance. Both films will be screened at the 12th annual event in Chicago, May 5 – 7.

    In addition, Voices will also be screened at the Ballard Film Festival on Friday, June 3 or Saturday, June 11 in the Ballard High School auditorium at 7 pm. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and will be sold at the door. For more information, visit or
  • AP Exams

    AP Exams are taking place through May 12th for students who registered in March. Please arrive to school by 7:30 a.m. on the day of your AP Exam and go to either the Auxiliary Gym or the Library (Spanish & French).

    Please bring your:
    • AP Student Pack (unless your AP teacher collected it)
    • Two #2 pencils
    • A black or dark blue pen
    • A graphing calculator (Chemistry, Calculus AB and BC, Statistics)
    • A 4 function with square root calculator (Biology)
    • Water and a snack

    Please do NOT bring:
    • Your Cell Phone

    The College Board has very strict rules about phones. If your cell phone is seen or heard by any proctors during the test or even during the break, you will be dismissed from testing and your scores will be cancelled. Most exams should end between 11:30 – 12:00. After the test, students will be dismissed to a 30 minute lunch after which they are expected to attend their afternoon classes.

    Select Read More for a complete AP Exam Schedule.
  • Important Senior Information

    New! May 6th Questionnaires Due!
    Senior Academic Awards night will be held Wednesday, May 25, 7:00, in the Performing Arts Center.
    Please encourage your Senior students to complete a Senior Academic Awards Questionnaire so that they may be listed in the Senior Academic Awards Night Program, and return to the Counseling Center by Friday, May 6th. Questionnaires are available in their LA classes, the Main Office, and the Counseling Center. Invitations to the ceremony will be mailed home to the families of students who will be recognized.

    New! Seniors: Pick up your Cap and Gowns in May! National Achievers will be here on Wednesday May 11th & Monday May 16th during lunch.

    Senior Families please select Read More for a list of other important Senior News.
    Important List of Upcoming Events for Seniors - Listed on the Read More page as well

    The Bash was a huge success!

    Presented in part by our Senior level Sponsors, Trident Seafoods and Precept Wines, we had almost 175 attendees, including Principal Wynkoop and his wife, teachers, staff and parents, all of whom came out to support Ballard High School last Saturday night.

    We raised over $80,000 for academics and enrichment programs at BHS!!!! Our Fund a Need this year was "Ballard Cares" which raised funds for three very important programs - InvestED, Bucky's Home for the Holidays and GAINS, and this alone brought in $23,000!

    On behalf of the PTSA, thank you to everyone who attended and supported this event. We couldn't have done it without all of you!
    BASH Success and THANK YOU message to BHS Families
  • Ballard Jazz Bands and Vocal Jazz at Jazz Alley

    Mark your calendars for Monday, May 16th! Both Ballard Jazz Bands and Vocal Jazz return to the stage at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley.

    It is exciting to perform at this prestigious venue and the students always appreciate having a full and supportive crowd to cheer them on!

    Doors open at 6:00 pm; with the show starting at 7:30 p.m.

    Come for dinner or just come for the show. Tickets are $25.

    Make your reservations now at jazz in advance of the show or call 441-9729.

    Whether or not you have a student in one of the Jazz groups, we hope you will invite your friends and family (all ages welcome) to this fun event!
    Ballard Jazz Bands and Vocal Jazz at Jazz Alley on Monday, May 16th
  • Talisman Wins Big At Nationals!

    Over 3,000 students attended and participated in the national journalism convention & competition held in Los Angeles, California over the weekend.

    The Ballard Talisman won the best in show in the newspaper tabloid competition. It was the highest placement for the newspaper in a national competition. The staff submitted their most recent issue which focused on teenagers and mental health.

    Several BHS journalists also won individual awards! Select the Read More for a complete list of the winners and informational links.
    Photo of BHS Student winners with Mr Smith
  • Academy Nominates Ballard High School Filmmakers

    The Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced nominees for the Northwest High School Awards of Excellence. These awards celebrate the most outstanding productions from five Northwest states: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. Productions are nominated by NATAS industry professionals. Students from the Ballard High School Digital Filmmaking Program earned thirteen nominations, more than twice the number of any other school or organization in the five-state region. The winners will be announced on June 4 at the 53rd Annual Northwest Emmy Awards.

    New productions by students in the BHS Digital Filmmaking Program will be screened at the Ballard Film Festival on Fri, June 3rd & Sat, June 11th at 7 pm in the BHS auditorium.

    Please select Read More for a list of the Ballard student nominations by category.
  • Student Portal - Source & Schoology Info

    For QUICK ACCESS - The Student Portal Link is located at the top of this Website and also on the top of the SPS Website. The Source link was renamed to the Student Portal. Select Read More for direct links and other helpful Source and Schoology Information.
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